Colts' Matt Ryan on pace to shatter season fumble record
Matt Ryan came to Indianapolis to win games, maybe even a championship. Four weeks into the season, it all seems to be slipping through Ryan's figures — literally. Ryan fumbled twice in a 24-17 loss to rival Tennessee on Sunday, giving the 15-year veteran nine fumbles in four games.news.yahoo.com
The Colts Bolt From Baltimore
It was the night that Colts fans will (bitterly) never forget. On March 28, 1984, 15 moving trucks from Mayflower Transit, an Indiana-based moving company, arrived at the Colts facility at around 10 p.m. Eight hours later, the Colts were gone from Baltimore and bound for their new home in Indianapolis. The Colts had played in Memorial Stadium, a rundown facility. When the irascible Robert Irsay took over the franchise in 1972, he lobbied the city of Baltimore to build him a new venue. His efforts went nowhere. The Maryland Senate passed legislation on March 27th that gave Baltimore the right to seize ownership of the Colts by eminent domain. Fearing that he could lose his team, Irsay accepted Indianapolis' offer — which involved a new domed stadium — the next day. Football would return to Baltimore in the '90s, when the city lured the Cleveland Browns and renamed it the Ravens. But for many fans and observers, the dramatic events of 1984 stand as the most notorious franchise move in NFL history.news.yahoo.com
NFL Week 14 Debacle: Bears 36, Texans 7 — Four Winners, Four Losers
I was more intrigued by what type of effort we would see from the Texans, especially early in the game. Like the final upcoming three weeks of the NFL season, let's get this over with ... winners and losers... here we go... The Dolphins, the recipients of the multiple first round picks from the Texans for Tunsil's services, are laughing watching the Texans' season slide into the toilet, and watching those picks rise up the board. Bill O'BrienThis designation — Bill O'Brien, WINNER — might make you scratch your head. My "broken record" bullet point of the week — the Texans' offense punted on their opening possession.houstonpress.com
NFL Week 11: Texans 27, Patriots 20 — Four Winners, Four Losers
Aside from 2014, the Texans have played the Patriots in every regular season since 2012, and twice in the postseason. Then, the Texans broke through and won last season, and we all thought maybe our little baby — the Texans — were all grown up. Well, on Sunday, Reid finally had a vintage Reid game, leading the team in tackles (9), and getting his first career sack. Anthony WeaverWhen you talk about so many beleaguered players on the Texans' defense, well, numerous flummoxed players equals one wildly frustrated and emotional defensive coordinator. Somewhere, the oft-criticized (and currently on the injured reserve list with a concussion) David Johnson was watching this game, and the Texans' run blocking, saying "See?...houstonpress.com
Houston Texans Likely Underdogs In Majority of Remaining Schedule
WEEK 9: at JACPreseason Line: Texans -3Pendergast Estimated Line on 10/21: Texans -3.5The Texans are safe here. WEEK 10: at CLVPreseason Line: Texans +2.5Pendergast Estimated Line on 10/21: Texans +3.5Cleveland is a weird team. WEEK 11: vs NEPreseason Line: Texans -3Pendergast Estimated Line on 10/21: Texans -1.5The Patriots are 2-3, although one of those losses was with Brian Hoyer in at QB for a COVID-addled Cam Newton. WEEK 13: vs INDPreseason Line: Texans -2Pendergast Estimated Line on 10/21: Texans +1.5Oh man, these two games against the Colts do NOT look fun. WEEK 15: at INDPreseason Line: Texans +4.5Pendergast Estimated Line on 10/21: Texans +6.5See above.houstonpress.com
Patriots place 3 more on COVID-IR but Broncos game still on
The Patriots went back to work Saturday, Oct. 17, one day after a fifth player on the team tested positive for COVID-19 and one day before their twice-postponed game against the Denver Broncos. The Broncos had COVID-19 news of their own Saturday: Running backs coach Curtis Modkins has tested positive and won’t make the trip to New England. Elsewhere, the Jacksonville Jaguars said that a practice-squad player tested positive. The Jaguars also placed defensive end Josh Mauro on the regular COVID-19 list. The Falcons had to shut their facility Thursday but reopened Friday after one nonplayer tested positive.
Barkley, 49ers hit with potentially season-ending injuries
Start with running back, where Giants star Saquon Barkley is believed to have torn the ACL in his right knee early in their loss at Chicago. The 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo tried to play through a right ankle injury before Nick Mullens took over for the second half. Tevin Coleman also left San Francisco's win over the Jets with a late knee injury. Along with Lock and Sutton, the Broncos lost defensive end Dre'Mont Jones to a knee injury in their defeat at Pittsburgh. Washington guard Brandon Scherff, who left early in Arizona with a knee injury, was among the offensive linemen hurt around the NFL on Sunday.
NFL teams can reopen training facilities with government OK
A limited number of NFL teams are reopening their training facilities Tuesday, while many are prohibited by government restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. The Packers, Ravens, Dolphins, Vikings, Titans, Buccaneers, Browns, Panthers, Saints, Eagles and Packers have chosen not to reopen Tuesday. When they say its OK," he said of when he anticipates players being approved to enter team facilities. "Im not paid to know when that is, but when they say its OK to be back and the facilities open up to players, Ill be there, and Ill be comfortable with it. "Ive used the phrase that we want to walk, then jog, then run as we talk about how we reopen our facilities."
NFL Week 12: Colts-Texans Four Things To Watch For
AFC playoff pictureWhat makes last Sunday so painful for Texans fans is what makes the NFL so great. The scarcity of games, along with the resulting importance in EVERY SINGLE GAME, are what make the NFL so popular. Rookie CB Lonnie Johnson left the Ravens game with what looked like a serious leg injury when defensive tackle Brandon Dunn rolled him up trying to tackle Lamar Jackson. His two turnovers in that Ravens loss were Grade F terrible turnovers, and the first one continued the Texans streak of absolutely terrible execution on opening drives. SPREAD: Texans -4PREDICTION: Texans 26, Colts 20SEASON RECORD: 6-4 SU, 5-5 ATSListen to Sean Pendergast on SportsRadio 610 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekdays.houstonpress.com
Bill O'Brien addresses media Monday, Looks ahead to Colts
Houston - Texans Head Coach Bill O'Brien addressed the media on Monday at NRG Stadium following their 41-7 loss at Baltimore on Sunday. Basically this is Thursday of a game week. They do a really good job. They've got a lot of good players on this defense. They really do a good job of playing disciplined football and being where they're supposed to be.
NFL Week 11 Debacle: Ravens 41, Texans 7 Four Winners, Four Losers
All of a sudden, the Colts game on Thursday is massive. Related Stories NFL Week 11: Head Coaches Hot Seat RankingsLet's start this week's winners and loser with Fairbairn.... They'd have been 7-3 and tied with the Ravens, while owning the head to head tie breaker, and trailing only the 9-1 Patriots. The Colts own a three game winning streak over the Texans, including two games in NRG Stadium. Jackson made the Texans look foolish all afternoon, with nine carries for 86 yards and adding 222 yards passing with four touchdowns.houstonpress.com
Texans win 27-24 over Oakland Raiders
HOUSTON - The Houston Texans beat the Oakland Raiders 27-24. This game was a pivotal one as both teams are gunning for the playoffs. The Texans will now play the Jaguars next Sunday in London. Follow along with the conversation brewing on Twitter as the game progresses. Copyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.
Tough calls, continual mistakes prove costly in Texans' loss
Getty ImagesINDIANAPOLIS - INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson couldn't believe what he was being told Sunday. "I went back and forth with the ref," Watson said following the Texans' 30-23 loss at Indianapolis. He said he was trying to protect my health so it goes back and forth, but that's the call he made." The Texans settled for field goals on each of their first three red-zone trips, including the touchdown that was called back. Watson endured six hits and was sacked three times, going 23 of 34 with 308 yards and only one touchdown.
Texans at Colts: Keys to a Houston win
Getty ImagesHouston, TX -When the Colts and Texans meet, its almost always a battle. The Colts came to NRG Stadium for the Wild Card game this past January, and got the 21-7 win over the Texans. The Colts played Kansas City before their bye week last week, and the Texans got the impressive win this past Sunday. Here are some keys to a Texans win:Containing Marlon MackThat Wildcard game? Somehow, someway, the Texans need to shut down Hilton if they want the win.
NFL Week 7: Texans at Colts Four Things To Watch For
Ironically, the one game they lost in Lucas Oil Stadium was in 2017 to this coming Sunday's Colts starter Jacoby Brissett. The Colts enter the game as a small favorite, the Texans enter the game riding a two game winning streak and the momentum of that win last week in Kansas City. In other words, in about the equivalent of an NFL regular season, Hilton has put up All-Pro numbers against the Texans. On third down defensively, the Colts rank 26th in the league, while the Texans are the best offense in the NFL on third down (51.4 percent). SPREAD: Texans +1PREDICTION: Texans 27, Colts 20SEASON RECORD: 4-2 SU, 4-2 ATSListen to Sean Pendergast on SportsRadio 610 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekdays.houstonpress.com
NFL Week 4 This Weekend's Best Bets
It was nice to get back in the winning column last week, with our second 5-1 ATD week of NFL picks in the first three weeks of the season. SUPER BOWL TITLE ODDS: The Texans sit at 25/1, holding steady from last week, with 11 teams on the board with shorter odds. Worth noting, the Texans will get a crack at all three of those teams between now and the final quarter of the regular season Chiefs in Week 6, Ravens in Week 11, and Patriots in Week 13. This is a Texans defense coached by Romeo Crennel, who eats young quarterbacks for lunch. LAST WEEK: 5-1SEASON NFL ATS RECORD: 12-6 (66.7 percent)Listen to Sean Pendergast on SportsRadio 610 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekdays.houstonpress.com
Former coach Bill Cowher on Sunday's key NFL matchups
Former coach Bill Cowher on Sunday's key NFL matchups Sunday is do-or-die for the Colts, Patriots, Packers and Seahawks. CBS Sports NFL analyst Bill Cowher, who also led the Pittsburgh Steelers to a Super Bowl victory as head coach, joins "CBS This Morning" to give a preview of the weekend's games.cbsnews.com